- Living in Covenant: Collaboration and partnership through relationships of mutual accountability and trust, built on promises of loyalty and love. "We are promise-making, promise-breaking, promise-renewing creatures."
- Learning Orientation: Rather than a posture of certainty, I value working from a place of continuous learning and discovery. This fosters deeper creativity, humility, experimentation, curiosity, openness, and courage, and allows us to meet today in all its possibility.
- Multi-Generational, Pluralist Community: We all have access to a piece of the truth as it continues to unfold. We are better together.
- Developmental and Appreciative Approach: Love where we are; use it to become our best selves. Engage the tools of appreciative inquiry, adaptive leadership, systems analysis, and leadership development throughout our systems and structures.
- Compassion, with Boundaries: Discern where we can best use our limited resources to build the Beloved Community; support a healthy "yes" as well as a healthy "no."
- Ground all we do in Unitarian Universalism: What does our tradition ask of us? "We inherit covenant before we create covenant." Believe that our good news is enough to transform lives, beginning with our own.